Tagged: RAND

Does Terrorism Beget More Terrorism? Survey Says…

A new report from RAND takes a statistical look at terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe from 1970 to 2013, digging into two main questions: 1.) “Does a significant terrorist attack somehow inspire other terrorist attacks?” 2.) “Can terrorist attacks be anticipated statistically?” The report, titled “Do Significant Terrorist...

RAND Report Argues that al Qaeda is Still a “Persistent Threat” to U.S. Security

Since concerted and comprehensive counterterrorism efforts were launched by the United States following the 9/11 attacks, many military officials and policymakers have asserted that terrorism, specifically Salafi Jihadism exhibited by al Qaeda and like groups, has been on the decline. Some have gone on as far as stating that “al...